Crisis in Syria: What you need to know

Published On: Sep 09 2013 01:22:19 PM CDT

As the U.S. considers a military strike in Syria, take a look at some of the key things to know about the conflict and the country.

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Refugee numbers are rising. The U.N.'s refugee agency reports that over 1.5 million Syrians have left their country to escape the war as of May 2013.

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